It seems strange to think that even a week ago, our churches, whilst not being places where we could celebrate Mass publicly, could still be open and used as places of private prayer. However, after Monday’s address from the Prime Minister, it become apparent that in order to respond adequately to the Coronavirus pandemic, even our places of worship must close for the time being in order to protect ourselves, protect others, and protect those heroic men and women who continue to provide the essential services we all rely on.
So once again, many aspects of our lives must change. Once again we are called to think creatively of the ways in which we can express our faith and remain united as a Church amidst this period of anxiety.
These are indeed challenging times for each and every one of us but we hope that it will provide fresh opportunities for expressing our faith and growing in our love for God and for each other.
Fr Francis, Fr Brendan, Fr Stanley, Fr Pius, Dcn Jon, Dcn Klaus
Receiving Communion in hospital: If you, or a member of your family, are going to be in Milton Keynes University Hospital and would like to receive Communion, please contact the hospital chaplaincy on 01908-996061, who will be more than happy to visit and arrange for you to receive Holy Communion.
Open House: On any Monday between 5.30pm and 7.30pm in the Cluster Office, (St Augustine’s, Langcliffe Drive, Heelands). Each of the Priests and the Administrator are usually available to speak about anything, and deal with administrative tasks for all of our Parishes. There is no need to make an appointment, you can just pop in.
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